Adventurous multi-day trekking in the Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie High Country


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<b>Private land:</b> Access to the Cass Valley, Falcon's Nest and Lady Emily Hut is by permission from Glenmore Station: Falcon's Nest and Lady Emily Huts are popular destinations in the winter for ski-touring and split-boarding.

They are equally rewarding in the summer and are a great option for multi-day hut-to-hut hiking in the Lake Tekapo region. Starting from Falcon's Nest Hut, trek up Upper Tin Hut Stream and cross scree slopes to gain a scenic ridge, taking in the impressive views of nearby Mt.

William Grant.

A visit to "Bad Decision" (Whiskey Hut) at 2000m elevation provides a welcome rest after your climb! Continue directly down valley to Lady Emily Hut at 1450m, initially descending scree slopes, then alpine tussock terrain. Enjoy a well earned break at Lady Emily Hut as the sun sets over a breathtaking landscape.

Listen to your guide tell a local Mackenzie legend as you watch the stars come out.

The Mackenzie region is renown for its star-gazing and is part of the International Dark Sky Reserve.

With no other light sources for many miles, these will be some of the clearest skies you’ll ever experience! 5-7 hours trekking along tussocky valleys and scree covered ridges.

You may encounter some snow on the pass.

Your friendly and professional IFMGA / NZMGA alpine trekking guides will ensure your safety and teach you the skills required for a safe crossing. <b>Guided hike:</b> enjoy the full experience (including a 4WD adventure) with the knowledge and skills of our IFMGA / NZMGA qualified alpine trekking guides on our Lake Tekapo Hut to Hut Trek